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Lorry crashes into the Berlin Christmas Market :(

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Just saw on the News that a Lorry has driven in the Berlin Christmas market (Breitscheidplatz) 1 person has been confirmed dead with several others injured. If you have family out there, you might jus… Read More
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[mod] 4m, 1w agoPosted 4 months, 1 week ago
Just saw on the News that a Lorry has driven in the Berlin Christmas market (Breitscheidplatz) 1 person has been confirmed dead with several others injured. If you have family out there, you might just want to get in touch to make sure they are safe. It's a huge tourist attraction this time of year.

UPDATE 20/12/16 - 12 people were killer with a further 48 injured :(

Source Here

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C0D7u7OXUAIxe3L.jpg:large
Image taken from @ERushton via Twitter Here
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[mod] 4m, 1w agoPosted 4 months, 1 week ago
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cowardly attack. Merkel is to blame. she imported it
10 Likes
Give them an inch, and take a mile. A "pretend" refugee I have no doubt, following a pointless cause that needs eliminating entirely.
[mod] 8 Likes
Thread locked and comments removed - It seems that a post suggesting people with family members in Berlin should get in touch and do a safety check, due to the horrid events out there, turned into name calling and immigration discussion.
7 Likes
Rich44
Police "SUSPECT" people please stop making assumptions.

And other people suspect it's not an accident, doesn't make either of them right, please stop being in denial.
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22:43 There are "growing indications" that the arrested lorry driver is Pakistani, Welt reports (in German).
Berlin police have made no public comments on the claim.

Extremely sad if true, really testing the tolerance of Europeans. Merkel will have a hell of a time next year when up for re-election too with her open doors policy to immigration.

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#1
Sounds like the work of misguided idiots - if it was indeed deliberate.

Edited By: LoRdPlOps111 on Dec 19, 2016 20:00
#2
Berlin fire brigade reports of several dead and multiple injured

Driver of the truck is on the run according to German media sources

Edited By: jaybizzle on Dec 19, 2016 20:02
1 Like #3
This is how early reports of Nice came in, hope it's just an accident.
16 Likes #4
cowardly attack. Merkel is to blame. she imported it
[mod][Mod Team]#5
Dreadful news. Was at this market just a few weeks ago too. Loss of life is never good, but lets hope this was accidental and not deliberate!
4 Likes #6
airfix
This is how early reports of Nice came in, hope it's just an accident.
News I've just read is that they believe it to be deliberate
#7
stuarthanley
airfix
This is how early reports of Nice came in, hope it's just an accident.
News I've just read is that they believe it to be deliberate

Hope the death toll does not soar :(
2 Likes #8
BeerDrinker
Dreadful news. Was at this market just a few weeks ago too. Loss of life is never good, but lets hope this was accidental and not deliberate!
It was deliberate, surprise surprise:(
#9
Yep.
At least 50 injured, fatality rate will no doubt be very high. If 50 people have been hit, going to expect at least 25 dead.
Sincerely hope I'm wrong :(


Edited By: Firefly1 on Dec 19, 2016 20:13: .
1 Like #11
Very very sad, At the worst posible time of year too. :(.

Sadly one is dead, may they r.i.p, Hope that the ones injured make rapid full recoveries.

If it was as suspected an act of terror may he suffer a slow painful death and rot in hell.
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Police saying 9

Polizei BerlinVerified account
[email protected]
Wir können 9 Tote & viele Verletzte bestätigen. Viele Kolleg. sind am #Breitscheidplatz im Einsatz um die Hintergründe zu ermitteln.

Edited By: jaybizzle on Dec 19, 2016 20:13
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Rich44
brendanhickey
cowardly attack. Merkel is to blame. she imported it
No the **** doing it are to blame.
1. No proof it's not an accident right now
2. Even if it's not might not be immigration related
Try staying away from the daily mail assumptions, just makes you look like a racist idiot
Will you be eating your words? Try not to rush with your accusations!
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Rich44
Police "SUSPECT" people please stop making assumptions.

And other people suspect it's not an accident, doesn't make either of them right, please stop being in denial.
#15
Nine dead
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Firefly1
Yep.
At least 50 injured, fatality rate will no doubt be very high. If 50 people have been hit, going to expect at least 25 dead.
Sincerely hope I'm wrong :(

OMG, it gets worse :(, The drivers still on the run so the death toll probably wont stop there :(.

Lets hope s/he is caught asap and no more victims :(.
1 Like #17
airfix
Rich44
brendanhickey
cowardly attack. Merkel is to blame. she imported it
No the **** doing it are to blame.
1. No proof it's not an accident right now
2. Even if it's not might not be immigration related
Try staying away from the daily mail assumptions, just makes you look like a racist idiot
Will you be eating your words? Try not to rush with your accusations!
Looks like he already has!.
2 Likes #18
I wonder if he dropped his passport.
#19
I can't believe they could allow this to happen again, they had the warnings and a Xmas market in Germany is a prime target surely?
#20
He must have had a weapon, I can't imagine bystanders letting him walk away.
#21
airfix
I can't believe they could allow this to happen again, they had the warnings and a Xmas market in Germany is a prime target surely?

What measures would you suggest they take?
#22
splatsplatsplat
He must have had a weapon, I can't imagine bystanders letting him walk away.
Probably too in shock, Defenceless too?.
#23
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airfix
I can't believe they could allow this to happen again, they had the warnings and a Xmas market in Germany is a prime target surely?
What measures would you suggest they take?
Loads
3 Likes #24
airfix
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airfix
I can't believe they could allow this to happen again, they had the warnings and a Xmas market in Germany is a prime target surely?
What measures would you suggest they take?
Loads

BBC ran an article on it a while ago, managed to find again:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36806691

Basically barriers to stop heavy goods vehicles moving into an area that has been pedestrianized.
#25
Within 2 hrs, the Russian ambassador in #Ankara got shot, a truck raced into a crowd in #Berlin and people in a mosque in #Zurich got shot.
#26
Firefly1
airfix
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airfix
I can't believe they could allow this to happen again, they had the warnings and a Xmas market in Germany is a prime target surely?
What measures would you suggest they take?
Loads
BBC ran an article on it a while ago, managed to find again:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36806691
Basically barriers to stop heavy goods vehicles moving into an area that has been pedestrianized.

A very interesting link. Thank you,
2 Likes #27
They need those bollard things, I noticed Westfield has them now to stop vehicles driving into the restaurant section and they had armed police in the shopping centre itself.

More of that is unfortunately needed
10 Likes #28
Give them an inch, and take a mile. A "pretend" refugee I have no doubt, following a pointless cause that needs eliminating entirely.
#29
'The passenger of the truck, who drove to the Christmas market at #Breitscheidplatz, died on the spot.'
https://twitter.com/PolizeiBerlin_E/status/810951923801190400

@PolizeiBerlin_E for updates




Edited By: nathan3007 on Dec 19, 2016 21:06: ...
#30
Apparently he has been arrested according to multiple sources albeit on Twitter.

Edited By: Firefly1 on Dec 19, 2016 20:37
#31
Error440
They need those bollard things, I noticed Westfield has them now to stop vehicles driving into the restaurant section and they had armed police in the shopping centre itself.
More of that is unfortunately needed


I'm amazed most towns and cities haven't got them now epsecially for when an event is going on .

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airfix
I can't believe they could allow this to happen again, they had the warnings and a Xmas market in Germany is a prime target surely?
What measures would you suggest they take?


Bollards .
#32
1 Like #33
We are constantly having to take measures to prevent terrorist attacks which is costing millions instead of dealing with the cause.
#34
Error440
The arm barrier and ramp should do the job
#35
POWYSWALES
We are constantly having to take measures to prevent terrorist attacks which is costing millions instead of dealing with the cause.

You can't deal with the cause there will always be terrorists
#36
POWYSWALES
We are constantly having to take measures to prevent terrorist attacks which is costing millions instead of dealing with the cause.

The root cause is so vast that some don't even think that's a consideration. Sadly that's what terrorists want.
#37
This is terrible news, coming so shortly after the 12 year old trying to bomb another Xmas market in Germany

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/16/boy-12-attempted-blow-nail-bomb-german-christmas-market/
#38
The Berlin state interior minister has just noted that the reasons for a truck ramming into a Christmas market and killing nine people is still unclear and it is not known if it was an accident or a deliberate attack.

The Berlin Police have also been tweeting that the background is still unknown and to “not spread rumours.”
(_;)
"PolizeiBerlinEinsatz (@PolizeiBerlin_E)

You missing someone?

call: 030 54023 111#Breitscheidplatz"

Edited By: thewongwing101 on Dec 19, 2016 22:05: phone number
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22:43 There are "growing indications" that the arrested lorry driver is Pakistani, Welt reports (in German).
Berlin police have made no public comments on the claim.

Extremely sad if true, really testing the tolerance of Europeans. Merkel will have a hell of a time next year when up for re-election too with her open doors policy to immigration.
#40
thrustmaster
22:43 There are "growing indications" that the arrested lorry driver is Pakistani, Welt reports (in German).
Berlin police have made no public comments on the claim.
Extremely sad if true, really testing the tolerance of Europeans. Merkel will have a hell of a time next year when up for re-election too with her open doors policy to immigration.

I was just reading reports that he was Polish?

Not sure what to believe to be honest!

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